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Emmanuel Macron during his speech in tribute to the French journalist, professor of literature and author Maryse Condé, at the National Library of France, in Paris, April 15, 2024.

“She lived in an uncomfortable love of Guadeloupe, in an uneasy attachment to France. She was from France in her own way”declared Emmanuel Macron, Monday April 15, throughout the nationwide tribute paid to the Guadeloupean author Maryse Condé, who died on the night time of April 1er to April 2.

At the National Library of France, on the Richelieu website, the Head of State greeted a author who “lived in the Republic in her own way, without rejecting her past of struggle, nor completely denying that her destiny as a woman irreducibly carried republican hope. A beautiful child of the Republic, like the beautiful child of the migration of hearts overcoming the curse and the assignment”.

“Literature to the stomach”

The creator of Segou or Unvarnished Lifewho died on the age of 90, was one of many nice voices of French-speaking literature, exploring in her novels, her theater and her essays the historical past of Africa and its diaspora, the legacy of slavery and the black identities. “She, Maryse Condé, who interrupted Bernard Pivot on the set of Apostrophes with a “can I protest?” of infinite revolt, of infinite malice, of infinite sweetness”Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to him. “Maryse Condé wrote neither in French nor in Creole, she wrote in Maryse Condé”based on the president.

“Maryse Condé lived loving Guadeloupe with a bittersweet love. (…) Maryse Condé lived without giving anything away, without cheating, without trying to please, continuing to write and cook, literature in her stomach, from the height of her mischievous authority, her fierce humor, laughing at herself and dictating his sentences like one dictates recipes »he added.

This national tribute brought together many members of the government, including the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, and the Minister Delegate for Overseas Territories, Marie Guévenoux, and personalities from culture, religions and overseas territories, such as the permanent secretary of the French Academy, Amin Maalouf, and the Guadeloupean deputy Christian Baptiste.

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The World with AFP

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